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TrainingZONE Newswire #337 – Training for the Outsourcing Decade


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 337
13 December 2004

1. Feature: Driving a Change to More Responsive Training
2. Training to Meet FSA Guidelines in the Insurance Sector
3. Parkin Space: Training for the Outsourcing Decade
4. Case Study: Self-Directed Learning in an SME
5. More Employers Must Train Warns TUC

Editor's note
There's a familiar - and slightly reassuring - picture of
the future for Britain as the trend for outsourcing grows.
Espoused by the likes of the CBI and Gordon Brown, the
picture involves a highly-skilled Britain using its
knowledge-base to compete on the global stage. The
unskilled, we are told, have the most to lose from
outsourcing, so the answer is up-skill and succeed - which
is all good news for the training profession. But this week
on TrainingZONE, Godfrey Parkin suggests that a similar
vision on the other side of the Atlantic has not been
realised. Instead the likes of graduate engineers, PhDs in
computer science and stock-market analysts are losing jobs
to outsourcing companies. Could it happen here and what will
it mean for the future of training? Have your say at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Feature: Driving a Change to More Responsive Training
Drawing on research on both sides of the Atlantic, Tim
Drewitt predicts the key developments for training over the
coming two years.

Training to Meet FSA Guidelines in the Insurance Sector
New FSA regulations for the insurance sector include
guidelines on employee training and competence. Jane Owen
explains how companies are affected and how they can ensure

Parkin Space: Training for the Outsourcing Decade
"I am stunned that no one else in the training profession
seems to care about the Indo-China syndrome... The impact on
training and trainers may be dramatic."

Case Study: Self-Directed Learning in an SME
How a 120-strong company with big expansion plans
implemented self-directed learning to meet its strategic
business goals.

More Employers Must Train Warns TUC
The TUC is calling on government to target the 40% of
employers who do not offer training to their staff.

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